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The Center for Disabilities' Symposium

The Center for Disabilities’ 2019 Symposium & The JAM was developed to bring our community together to encourage learning, leadership, innovation and to build connections as we work to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.

The collaborative spirit of the symposium fosters a culture of inclusion, which means healthcare, education and human services professionals learn alongside self-advocates and their families, employers and members of the community.

Attendees will be given information and strategies on the intersection between intellectual disabilities and mental health, self-advocacy and leadership, Native American disability needs and issues, as well as a host of other hot topics such as transition, employment and community services. For more information about the symposium, visit their website.

Financial aid for families and self-advocates for the symposium is available on a limited basis. Download, fill out and submit the form below to the South Dakota Council on Disabilities to apply:

Financial Aid Application


For more information, contact us at 1-800-658-3080, 605-357-1439, or email